AP-OH–Ohio News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, OH

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Ohio. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Columbus bureau at 614-885-2727 or APColumbus@ap.org. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or awelsh@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.




COLUMBUS — The 17-year cicadas are coming again, millions of them with their unnerving red eyes and orange wings and cacophonous mating song that can drown out the noise of passing jet planes. For those who have an aversion to prawn-sized winged bugs, the next six weeks or so will be like a long horror-movie scene in large parts of Ohio and West Virginia and slivers of Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland. Here are some facts about them, compliments of Jim Fredericks, chief entomologist with the National Pest Management Association, and Gene Kritsky, a cicada expert at Cincinnati’s College of Mount St. Joseph who’s predicting they’ll appear in the next few days. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 600 words by noon, photo.


CLEVELAND — Attorneys trying to persuade jurors to spare the life of an Ohio man convicted of killing three women whose bodies were found wrapped in garbage bags say an upbringing that included “generations” of abuse left their client without a moral compass. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m.


ZANESVIILLE — Testimony continues in the trial of an Ohio college student accused of disposing of her newborn baby in a trash bin on her college campus. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 3 p.m.


COLUMBUS — A northeast Ohio farm fighting to keep five tigers and five other exotic animals that were seized by the state is expected in an Ohio Supreme Court filing to lay out its argument for why the animals should be returned as ordered by a county judge. UPCOMING: 130 words by 10 a.m., developed on merits.


— FUGITIVE ARREST: Police say a suspect in shootings that killed a mother and critically injured her 3-year-old son in North Carolina has been arrested in central Ohio.

— FATAL SHOOTING-CHILD DIES: Police say a 10-year-old boy has died from a gunshot wound at his home in central Ohio.

— TODDLER-HEROIN DEATH: Former sorority sisters have testified about finding the body of a newborn baby that allegedly was put into a trash bag and discarded by an Ohio college student last year.

— AMUSEMENT PARKS REOPENING: A sure sign that spring has arrived is opening day at Ohio’s two major amusement parks.

— CLOCK TOWER REPAIR: A century-old Ohio clock tower is poised for repairs for the second time in its history.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to APColumbus@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Ohio and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.